Accession Number : ADA304578

Title :   Fire Spread and Plastics Pipe,

Corporate Author : JOINT FIRE RESEARCH ORGANIZATION BOREHAM WOOD (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Curtis, M.

PDF Url : ADA304578

Report Date : AUG 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : In this report the risk of spread of fire due to the passage of plastics pipes through fire-resisting elements was investigated using a gas-fired furnace similar to that used for fire-resistance tests specified in BS 476:Part8:l972. The results showed that the integrity of the element was usually lost quickly where plastics pipes penetrated simple wall constructions especially when thermoplastic materials of low melting point were used: chlorinated PVC gave the most satisfactory results. The report also ascertained the performance in fire of a domestic installation and accessed the risk of spread from one compartment to another through a system contained either within a protected shaft or enclosure. Floor stops within the protected shaft were shown to be necessary together with some control of protected shaft or enclosure construction.

Descriptors :   *PIPES, *FIRE HAZARDS, REPRINTS, CONSTRUCTION, WALLS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, FLAME PROPAGATION, MELTING POINT, GREAT BRITAIN, POLYESTER PLASTICS, PIPING SYSTEMS, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, REINFORCED PLASTICS, ELECTRIC FURNACES, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Safety Engineering
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE